Immigration is a problem without a cure

Immigration is at the top of the news on a daily basis. It is a major election issue for the race to the presidency....

Closing the achievement gap one child at a time

Thousands of pages have been written about “the achievement gap” − the fact that White kids score higher than either Black or Latino kids...

Amend Constitution to add the right to vote

On August 6, the Voting Rights Act, keystone of the civil rights movement, marked its 50th anniversary. This was an act, passed in the...

Here’s why I am Sandra Bland

Had I ever met Sandra Bland, I am sure I would have liked her. She is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced...

Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black...

For centuries, Black lives didn’t matter

It ought to be unnecessary for an activist movement to hinge on the principle of the equivalency of life. In the worlds of Democratic...

For whom should we vote in 2016?

During the last seven years, we’ve seen our nation go from an economically challenged state of affairs to one of confusion, division, hate and...

In Bland’s death, questions must be answered

The questions left by the death of Sandra Bland are too unsettling to fully express. Living under the shadow of violent executions of Black...

Car dealers charge Blacks exorbitant interest rates

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups. Surveys...

US export bank subsidizes Fortune 100

Capital access is the lifeblood of business growth and job creation. As the president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, it is assumed...

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